A software showdown – it’s Corel Painter vs. Photoshop. The strengths, weaknesses, and differences between these two popular digital painting tools.

Corel Painter Essentials 5 review. Adobe Photoshop. Two very different programs with different tools and different painting processes.

However, despite their differences, lovely paintings can be created in both of these programs.

Digital artists may favor one over the other, or, like me use a mix of both Photoshop and Painter. The purpose of this article is not to declare one the outright champion, but to help you make a decision about which you’ll prefer for your needs.

One thing is certain, though – the statement, “You can do the same thing in either program” isn’t exactly true.